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P. 272: New Howl-O-Scream 2022 details released!

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That looks awesome, there was nobody walking through the gardens area when I was just there so this makes plenty of sense. Did anyone else get a chance to see Dolphin Days yet? I really enjoy SeaWorld, we ended up going 3 days with our Busch Gardens Williamsburg platinum passes. Might try to do another trip there next year and hit up Volcano Bay and some of the other new Orlando attractions.

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Yeah totally missed that, but should still be a lot of fun. Does anyone know how tall the drops are on like Kali River Rapids or some of the other raft models with drops?

 

Kali claims 30 feet, Grizzly 21 feet, River Quest (Phantasialand) 36 feet, and for comparison sake Splash Mountain at 50 feet.

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New rapids ride in the US? Amazing.

 

Tallest drop? Oh eff yeah.

 

This is a pretty fantastic 1-2 punch for SWO over the past two years. As an out of state guy, this park has taken a pretty solid leap on my "parks to visit" list.

 

Agreed, Sea World has now become a must visit park when I go to Orlando. It's also great to see new Intamins being built in the USA, I wish CF and SF would get back on the Intamin backwagon as well!

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Yeah totally missed that, but should still be a lot of fun. Does anyone know how tall the drops are on like Kali River Rapids or some of the other raft models with drops?

 

Kali claims 30 feet, Grizzly 21 feet, River Quest (Phantasialand) 36 feet, and for comparison sake Splash Mountain at 50 feet.

 

What? Splash Mountain feels way taller than 50 feet!

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I mean an 85 foot drop is pretty significant and should feel pretty wild spinning in a rapids raft.

 

40' drop off an 85' tall tower. Still world's tallest, but don't get your hopes up for that crazy!

 

Seems like it's been forever since a park has built a major rapids ride, so I like this announcement.

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Infinity Falls and Mako really make me wish that SWO was my home park

 

I live 15 minutes away and between the festivals,riding my new favorite coaster Mako and their new pass holder dining plan I'm at the park at least 2-3 times a week.Mako without a doubt is an amazing coaster that's as rerideable and as fun as a coaster gets.Dolphin Days is solid,the music in Blue Horizons was more emotional while Dolphin Days is more fun but Dolphin Days has a bit more activity from the dolphins with the trainers giving us info about the dolphins.Does anyone know if Kraken is getting a paint job,I see the new red/orange logo and I think it would be cool to see this coaster with a more aggressive paint scheme than the teal/yellow its had all its life,red and orange would be awesome.I'm also wondering if the hospitality house/passholder lounge building is totally getting removed for Infinity Falls,its a beautiful area and I think it would be great if they could build the ride and incorporate the building and area into the ride but I also know its not a huge footprint so I'm assuming the whole area is getting leveled,does anyone know for sure,the building does also hold a restaurant used on busier times??

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Not sure if going with Intamin is a good idea. I'm guessing it was 1/2 off cause of Falcon's Fury. I would've bet on Mack (I know Mack doesn't build Rapids rides but I'm sure they could, Or Zamperla)

 

People can say whatever they want to about Intamin, and lord knows I have. But raft rides are pretty much something they do better than anyone else.

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Zamperla? Mack?

 

If a park was to get a rapids ride there's a high chance it would be Hafema or Intamin. Especially since they do it the best. I actually originally thought this was going to be a hafema since it said it has a vertical lift like river quest at phantasialand.

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Now there will be two parks in the company in Florida with elevator lifts. The other park of course Busch Gardens with Cobras Curse.

Make that three, SeaWorld San Diego's Journey to Atlantis.

 

That's not in Florida...

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Now there will be two parks in the company in Florida with elevator lifts. The other park of course Busch Gardens with Cobras Curse.

Make that three, SeaWorld San Diego's Journey to Atlantis.

 

That's not in Florida...

Oops missed that part

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Hmmmm....d'ya notice during the presentation that the dinosaur critter never ONCE takes his eye off of host, Brian Morrow?!? Just saying......

 

Thanks Elissa, for your excellent SeaWorld update. I hope to get down there one day and check out this ever-changing theme park.

 

Alice

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I mean an 85 foot drop is pretty significant and should feel pretty wild spinning in a rapids raft.

 

40' drop off an 85' tall tower. Still world's tallest, but don't get your hopes up for that crazy!

 

Seems like it's been forever since a park has built a major rapids ride, so I like this announcement.

 

 

I agree. And given that it's a Busch park, the theming will undoubtedly be awesome.

 

It will give that area something new and refreshing...now if they could do something about that mostly uninhabited area at the right front quadrant of the park. Granted I know that they have pavilions in that area along with Wild Arctic, but it just seemed so desolate around the Bayside Arena area.

 

Seems like it would be a great area to throw in a few decent flat rides...or another great coaster at some point.

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Photos from this weekend. The Seven Seas Food Fest continues with the Commodores as the musical guest. Next week switches to Latin music and a new Latin booth replaces the BBQ. There is also a last look at Kraken as we knew it and the animals of the soon to be removed Sea Garden.

 

View all the pictures on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/cchard/rxsGm7

 

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